Tuesday, September 13, 2022

The parts

My man bought 2 big mackerels not long ago. I cut the fishes and packed properly in containers before store in freezer. Usually I would keep the fish heads as well, to cook curry fish head but my kids don't fancy the sight of the head so I tend to discard them sometimes.

I would keep the tails and the few cuts of the fish from head down to cook curry instead. For instance, last week, I took out a container of the parts to cook assam pedas. 

No, I didn't cook from scratch. It would be too troublesome. The easy way out, from paste. I bought this Chef-Ku Assam Pedas paste from Emart. 
Never try this brand before, so not sure how good it is. It is easy to use and cook, based on the instructions. 

Anyone try this brand before?? Any good recommendation for Assam fish paste, so maybe I will look out for and try next time.  

As for my assam pedas fish, I simply heat up the paste in a pot under medium heat. Then slowly add water, about a cup first. Once boiling, toss in the seasoned fish parts (seasoned with salt and pepper) and sliced tomato, and mix the paste. Add another cup of water. 

Cook for about 10 minutes or till the fish is cooked!! I added about 1 teaspoon of salt before turn off the heat. That's it!! Easy and hassle-free, right??

Verdict?? Not too spicy according to my tastebud. Or maybe I added too much water?? Anyway, no precise measurement given in the instruction so I was based on my own preference. 


suituapui said...

Looks good. I certainly would want to buy and try if I see it here. Can use the head to cook fish stock - throw away after cooking of nobody wants to eat.

Angie's Recipes said...

I like mackerels. This is a delicious and flavoursome way to prepare them.

PH said...

These days so convenient to cook such dishes with ready made pastes. My grandma liked to add pineapple slices and kangkung to her asam pedas.

mun said...

I don't cook but my mother always ask me to buy Mak Nyonya Assam Paste for her to use. I love to eat mackerel fish, your Assam fish sure looks delicious!

Nux V said...

my mum usually buy Asam Pedas paste for cooking fish too. We add in okra, brinjal, long beans, and tomatoes to make it a wholesome dish.